Falz reacts as judicial panel confirms killing of Lekki #EndSARS protesters


Rapper Falz has reacted to the revelation made by the Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry on restitution for victims of police brutality saying that nine persons were killed at Lekki toll gate when soldiers stormed the area on October 20, 2020, to disperse #EndSARS protest.

The panel headed by Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd) stated this in its 309-page report submitted to the Lagos State Government on Monday.

Reacting in an Instagram story on Monday, Falz berated the Nigerian Government, describing them as ‘animals’ who made the youths doubt their sanity about the Lekki Massacre.

“These animals legit made us doubt our sanity about the Lekki Massacre you know. Panel don compile their report an. We gather dey,” he wrote.

According to the panel, at least 48 protesters were either shot dead, injured with bullet wounds or assaulted by soldiers. Nine protesters were confirmed dead, while four were presumed dead.

Among the 48 listed as victims of the incident, the panel said about 20 sustained gunshot injuries, while 13 others were assaulted by the military.

It identified those killed as Victor Ibanga, Abuta Solomon, Jide, Olalekan Ashafa, Olamilekan Ajasa, Kolade Salami, Folorunsho Olabisi, Kenechukwu Ugoh and Nathaniel Solomon.

Those presumed dead are Abiodun Adesanya, Ifeanyi Eji, Tola and Wisdom

Falz was one out of the many celebrities who led the protest last year at Lekki toll gate.

He also led the #EndSARS memorial protest alongside comedian Mr Macaroni in honour of the victims of the protest on October 20, 2020.